What is high availability?

High availability is designed to guarantee the further operation of Password Safe in the event of damage. A series of requirements need to be met in advance in order to use this feature.

Requirements

The following points should be observed during the configuration.

  • It is essential that MSSQL Enterprise Version is used for replicating the database (even in the case of a replication across multiple locations)
  • To achieve a better level of protection, we recommend operating the Password Safe database on its own cluster
  • A Password Safe application server needs to be licensed for each location. Every application server has its own configuration database.

Load balancer

  • To reduce the load on the server, a load balancer can be installed upstream of the application server
  • If no load balancer is used, the distribution of the database profiles for the users is generally carried out via the registry

If a database is set up at ”location A” including an AD profile, the certificate needs to exported there and then imported onto the server at “location B”. The database is replicated using MSSQL technology and can be integrated as an existing database into Password Safe at “location B”. If the application server at “location A” fails, the server in the registry needs to be replaced (location B) and rolled out again to users using group rules (GPO).

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